Anse Riffiet

One of the longer beaches in Guadeloupe, Anse Riffiet offers plenty of room for visitors, though mostly serves the residential area around the beach. Nonetheless, anyone looking to escape the crowds will find the beach more than sufficient.

Located in Rifflet, 1.2 miles northwest of Cafeiere, Anse Riffiet is on the North coast of Basse-Terre. You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. You will generally find plenty of beach space once you hit the sand, since the surrounding region and the beach itself are not extremely crowded.

How to Access The Beach
As the main Northern Coastal Highway: N-2, passes through Riffiet, a road to the West will take you right to the beach. If staying in Riffiet, you could probably walk, though anywhere else a care will be needed.

Amenities and Ambiance

Encased by walls of trees on three sides, and wavy water on the fourth, Anse Riffiet gives the feeling of seclusion even though you are just feet from neighborhoods and communities.

You could always try the restaurant right on the water, if it suits your taste. There are so many unique restaurants in Guadeloupe, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Many visitors find it more convenient and relaxing to eat on near the beach than in another restaurant. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here.

Guests who want to take full advantage of the amenities and services offered here, will be thankful; Anse Riffiet is situated in an area that usually doesn't see many crowds. With this in mind, struggling to find an unused amenity at the beach is not something you will have to do when arriving at the beach, in spite of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Basse-Terre. Accommodations nearby include the Caraibes Royal, which is perhaps the most conveniently located hotel reachable from Anse Riffiet, despite there not being too many additional attractions you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Basse-Terre to Anse Riffiet is Rifflet. This friendly part of Basse-Terre is only a quarter mile away, which means a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This area of Guadeloupe is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


How many other people you encounter at Anse Riffiet will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Although beach-goers will find just a few accommodations in the immediate vicinity, those accommodation options closest to Anse Riffiet are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Anse Riffiet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caraibes Royal 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal 1.0 mi. NE Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Koté Lagon. This restaurant serves Creole cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Anse Riffiet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Koté Lagon (069) 097-3743 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Le Banana’s (069) 057-2740 Creole Very Casual 1.1 mi. S
La Table du Poisson Rouge (059) 022-6050 French Informal 1.9 mi. S
La Savane (059) 091-3958 American, French Informal 2.0 mi. S
L’Amer (059) 068-3030 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Passion Créole (059) 091-8175 Creole Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
Pizzeria Gwada'Yolo (059) 083-4337 Italian Very Casual 2.0 mi. S
The Red Fish (059) 028-4272 Caribbean, French Informal 2.0 mi. S
Le Rayon Vert (059) 028-4323 Creole -- 4.0 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Anse Riffiet doesn't suit their tastes.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse du Petit Bas Vent, located only a short distance away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Guadeloupe, but visiting Anse Riffiet or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Guadeloupe even more memorable.


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